Council, mayoral seats up for grabs in Clear Spring

September 28, 2007|By DAN DEARTH

CLEAR SPRING - The Town of Clear Spring is seeking candidates to run for mayor and two seats on the Town Council.

Town Clerk Juanita K. Grimm said applications, which are available at Town Hall, have to be turned in by 9 p.m. Monday.

The town hasn't received any applications from candidates for the Nov. 5 election, she said.

This year, the seats of Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr., Councilman Theodore Hovermale and Councilwoman Carol Hovermale are up for grabs.

None of those candidates had submitted an application to run for re-election as of Thursday, Grimm said.

They could not be reached by telephone for comment.

Every other year, Clear Spring holds an election to choose a mayor and two council members, she said. On the alternate years, town residents elect one council member and a vice mayor.


Each term runs for two years.

In 2008, elections will be held for the seats that are occupied by Vice Mayor Steven L. Blickenstaff and Councilman Stewart Brennan.

According to the town charter, candidates for mayor and the council must be registered voters and residents of the town for at least two years.

The mayor and vice mayor must be at least 21, the charter states.

An age requirement is not listed for members of the council, Grimm said.

Those who are elected must maintain a permanent residence in the town during their time in office, the charter states.

Want to run?

Candidates who want to fill out an application to run for mayor or Town Council may do so from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Town Hall office.

Clear Spring will hold its town election from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Town Hall.

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